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madrugada nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (primeras horas del día)early morning nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  dawn, sunrise nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (informal)wee hours of the morning exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Me gusta trabajar de madrugada porque sufro de insomnio.
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Compound Forms:
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altas horas de la madrugada grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero"). (entrada la madrugada)wee hours, small hours nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
  (informal)the crack of dawn nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (formal)wee hours of the morning, small hours of the morning nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
darle a uno las tantas de la madrugada loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (acostarse tarde)be up until the wee hours of the morning v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be awake until the wee hours of the morning v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be awake until dawn v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Me dieron las tantas de la madrugada estudiando para el examen.
 I was up until the wee hours of the morning studying for my exam.
de madrugada loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (muy temprano)at dawn preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Me levanté de madrugada para ir a el aeropuerto.
horas de la madrugada grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero"). (antes del amanecer)early-morning hours nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
la madrugada del the dawn of nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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